2012 March 16

Five Goa ministers allotted portfolios


March 16th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 16 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) Friday allotted portfolios to the five ministers who were sworn in a day after winning ... Read more...

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‘Budget in right direction but short on growth incentives’


March 16th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's corporate sector Said Fridy Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has acquitted himself well given the circumstances by which he is bound and the budget ... Read more...

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Punjab cabinet prays at Amritsar shrines


March 16th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, March 16 (IANS) Led by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, the entire Punjab cabinet Friday offered prayers at religious shrines in this Sikh holy city, including the holiest ... Read more...

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Bangladesh spoils Tendulkar’s 100th international ton (Roundup)


March 16th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mirpur (Dhaka), March 16 (IANS) India couldn't celebrate Sachin Tendulkar's landmark 100th international century as Bangladesh scripted a phenomenal five-wicket win over the World Champions in the fourth ODI ... Read more...

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Budget has welcome and avoidable features: Karunanidhi


March 16th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 16 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Friday described the budget as a mix of welcome and avoidable features, adding that its efficacy in improving the living standards ... Read more...

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Funds for computerising courts doubled


March 16th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The budgetary allocation for computerization of district and subordinate courts, burdened with over two crore cases, was Friday doubled from Rs.105 crore in 2011-12 ... Read more...

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Dharun Ravi found guilty in webcam spying case


March 16th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 16 (IANS) Indian American student Dharun Ravi has been found guilty of the most serious charges for spying on his roommate, Tyler Clementi, having a gay sexual ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi prince meets US defence secretary


March 16th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 16 (IANS/WAM) Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has met visiting US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta ... Read more...

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Hike in import duty on gold: Jewellers body calls for shutdown


March 16th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 16 (IANS) The All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation Friday called for a country-wide shutdown March 17 to protest against the government's budget proposal to increase ... Read more...

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UAE foreign minister visits Argentina


March 16th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, March 16 (IANS/WAM) Visiting United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan has met Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and held talks on ... Read more...

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Congress high command to decide on Bengal Rajya Sabha polls


March 16th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 16 (IANS) With the Trinamool Congress nominating four candidates to the Rajya Sabha without leaving any room for it, alliance partner Congress Friday informed the party high ... Read more...

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No word of praise enough for Tendulkar: Dalmiya


March 16th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 16 (IANS) Former International Cricket Council (ICC) chief Jagmohan Dalmiya Friday lauded batting great Sachin Tendulkar for scoring a century of centuries in international cricket saying no ... Read more...

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Health budget ‘reassuring’, welcomed by industry


March 16th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The healthcare industry Friday welcomed Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's announcement reducing excise duty on life saving drugs and emphasis on preventive health check-ups."The budget ... Read more...

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New apex court bench to hear 2G case (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) A new special apex court bench comprising Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice A.K. Patnaik would hear all matters relating to the 2G case."There is ... Read more...

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Scoreboard: India vs. Bangladesh, 4th ODI, Asia Cup


March 16th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mirpur (Dhaka), March 16 (IANS) Scoreboard of the fourth ODI of the Asia Cup between India and Bangladesh at the Shere Bangla National Stadium here Friday.India: Gautam Gambhir b Islam ... Read more...

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India erupts with joy as Sachin hits 100th ton (Roundup)


March 16th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Fans of Sachin Tendulkar all around the country were euphoric in their celebrations as the maestro completed his much awaited 100th international century against ... Read more...

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Plan outlay for agriculture up by 18 percent in budget (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Stating that agriculture will continue to be a priority sector for the government, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday said total plan outlay for ... Read more...

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Tax-free bond target for infrastructure projects at Rs.60,000 crore


March 16th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday proposed to double the tax-free bond target for financing infrastructure projects in the next fiscal to Rs.60,000 crore from Rs.30,000 ... Read more...

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Baby Falak’s mother performs her last rites


March 16th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The body of baby Falak was Friday handed over her mother Munni by the AIIMS for the last rites of the battered two-year-old who died ... Read more...

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Russia urges West to tone down anti-Syria stance


March 16th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Allegations by Western nations that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad regime was illegitimate are "unacceptable", a Russian minister said Friday.Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said the ... Read more...

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Notice to government on smoking scenes in films (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday issued notice to the health and family welfare ministry on film director Mahesh Bhatt's plea seeking quashing of a notification ... Read more...

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North Korea’s satellite plan provocative: US


March 16th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Friday termed as "highly provocative" plans by North Korea to launch an "earth observation" satellite."North Korea's announcement that it ... Read more...

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Turkish nationals urged to leave Syria


March 16th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) Turkey has urged its citizens to leave Syria, saying developments there have led to "serious security risks", BBC reported Friday.The uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ... Read more...

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A great achievement: Man Singh


March 16th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 16 (IANS) P.R. Man Singh, manager of the World Cup-winning Indian team of 1983, Friday said Sachin Tendulkar's 100th ton was "one of the greatest achievements" in ... Read more...

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New apex court bench to hear 2G cases


March 16th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) A new special apex court bench comprising Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice A.K. Patnaik would hear all matters relating to the 2G case."There is ... Read more...

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Budget impact: Toyota Kirloskar to increase prices


March 16th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 16 (IANS) Japanese-Indian car joint venture Toyota Kirloskar Private Ltd said Friday it would have no option but to raise the prices of its cars following the ... Read more...

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3.2 percent of Indian GDP due to Internet: Google


March 16th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) According to Google, around 3 percent of India's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) can be attributed to internet.Speaking Friday at the India Today Conclave, head ... Read more...

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Swiss woman abducted in Yemen


March 16th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Aden (Yemen), March 16 (IANS) Suspected Al Qaeda militants have abducted a Swiss woman schoolteacher in Yemen, Xinhua reported.The woman, in her 30s, was kidnapped from the western province of ... Read more...

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Red corner notice to be issued for Iranians in Israeli car blast: Police


March 16th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India has asked Interpol to issue a Red Corner notice for the three Iranians suspected to be behind last month's terror attack on an Israeli ... Read more...

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Budget neglects northeast: Tripura minister


March 16th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 16 (IANS) The Tripura government Friday said the budget had neglected the economically backward northeastern region.The ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) called for protests against the "anti-people ... Read more...

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‘Alcoholic beverages will be sold during 2014 World Cup’


March 16th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 16 (IANS) The Brazilian government, after a long and heated debate, has guaranteed the sales of alcoholic beverages during the 2014 football World Cup.Currently, alcoholic beverages ... Read more...

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Government to amend law to tax Vodafone-type deals


March 16th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Indian government Friday proposed to amend the Income Tax Act to tax all overseas transactions involving domestic assets.The proposed change would be retroactive ... Read more...

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Rise in mouth cancer cases in Britain due to oral sex


March 16th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) The number of mouth cancer cases in Britain went above 6,000 last year, probably due to rise in oral sex, a study said.According to charity group ... Read more...

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Delhi fans delighted at Sachin’s feat


March 16th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar's fans in Delhi could not help but jump with joy as their cricketing idol finally scored completed the elusive 100th international hundred ... Read more...

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Widow gets Rs.3 lakh for custody death


March 16th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) On the recommendation of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the Puducherry government paid Rs.3 lakh to the wife of a prisoner who died a ... Read more...

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